Summary: I hesitate to write this review as I am far from a computer guru, but I feel it necessary to warn potential buyers about this product. Online and fresh out of the box, this unit looks like a great deal. It has all the processing power and memory needed for basic operation plus some. I enjoyed the smart touch pad that allows the user to control everything from screen zoom to desktop navigation in one convenient location.
Summary: So I used to use my Toshiba Satellite for about a year until it broke down on me a few months ago. So I went to Officemax finally after school started and was looking at laptops when I found this. It seemed to be perfect: intel core i5, HDMI port, it was light ultrabook, energy star, had the number pad and a disk drive, it seemed perfect. So I bought it and was so happy when I took it out of the box. First few days were fine. Than it started to lag. Constantly.
Battery: 2.5hrs full display and about 4 hours on battery saver.
Laston Chiliba, Amazon
1 September 2013
Summary: This was delivered on time. Meet most of my requirements except the battery which lasts only 2.5 hours on a full charge though i managed to get about 4 hrs on battery saver with low display. Otherwise the machine is superb and the sound especially is very good.
Summary: Had to send it back to ASUS within 2 weeks to fix the hard drive. So far, I'm still seeing some error messages and random restarts due to an error message (WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR), but I'm not sure if that's to do with ASUS or Windows 8. As of right now, I'm not happy, but if it's not losing memory or my files, I'll be okay, I guess...
Summary: i've had this now for about a month or so. a couple of items i'd note. one, i'm a very casual laptop user...so take that into account. pros: lightweight fast start up low cost cons: the touchpad has stopped working on 4-5 occassions so far. each time i have to go and reinstall a driver. customer support helped me the first time and i just need to call them back to see what the deal is...it's been faster to fix myself in the interim windows 8 takes some adjusting to..
Randomly Shuts Off....other than that, I like it just fine
Stephen Whyte, Amazon
15 August 2013
Summary: Randomly Shuts Off....other than that, I like it just fine, it works well for me. I am disappointed that it shuts off like this and am afraid to keep it because I am worried that it will get worse.
Machine might be ok, but experience might not suit
10 August 2013
Summary: I ordered this laptop thinking of a 15 inch screen, reasonable 6GB RAM with Intel I5 third generation and a 24GB SSD along with hard drive. But I was never able to imagine how slick Windows 8 was on this. The machine was disappointingly slow which was slower than my 1.5 year old Toshiba Portege R835 P81 model. The track pad movement responses were not satisfactory and right click and left clicks were not soft.
Summary: I purchased this laptop because Asus is a decent brand and it had a lot of the features I wanted. Since we've gotten it and used it, we've had problems with it turning off with no warning and for no apparent reason. I can be writing a paper or surfing the internet and next thing you know it's completely shut off. It's very frustrating. I would avoid purchasing this computer for that reason alone. Other than the shutting off randomly, it works well.